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August 15, 2017


The Daily Brief

Shiyi Ding 

Pa. Governor Tom Wolf has named Shiyi Ding student trustee for Kutztown University.  Ding, of Brairwood, N.Y., is a sophomore history major in KU's Honors Program.  Originally from Wenzhou, China, She is a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont.  In her time at KU, Ding has founded the Slavic Club, of which she is president, and served on the Student Government Board.  She is treasurer of the Chinese Scholar Students Association and advanced coordinator of the International Students Organization.     




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Library entrance reopens




(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)


A weak warm front over the area today will contribute to more clouds than sunshine, but it won’t be a terrible day. Just look out for some showers or a thunderstorm or two. I think the day is more dry than not mostly. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Kind of humid, as well.




The Golden Bear Campus community (i.e., campus students, faculty, staff and their immediate families) are invited to view the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. outside of Grim Science Building, weather permitting. The eclipse begins at ~1:15 p.m. and peaks locally at ~2:45 p.m. with about 75% coverage of the Sun by the Moon. The eclipse concludes at ~3:55 p.m. The astronomy program will have a limited number of eclipse glasses available, materials to make pinhole cameras, and other viewing activities. This is a drop-in event. As a reminder, always use protective glasses when directly viewing the Sun. Even during the peak of the eclipse here in Kutztown, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without proper, certified eye protection.
                Erin Krall, Physical Sciences

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After a summer of detours, Rohrbach Library's Main doors will re-open today, August 15.  We thank the campus and community for your patience.
                Jennifer A. Tanzos




Aug. 1 - 20
Selected wood floors in Old Main will be refinished during August 1 - 20. Wood floors in classrooms 136, 138, 140 and 141 will be redone. Wood landings outside of the D wing elevator on 1st and 2nd floors will be refinished. The F Wing's wood hallways on 1st and 2nd floors will be renovated, as well. Please make sure not to cross caution-taped areas while refinishing is ongoing. Thanks for your cooperation. If you have questions, please contact Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager at ext. 6-4170 or email at



Refreshed KU Athletics logo 

The Kutztown University athletic department released a refreshed set of athletic logos Monday - maintaining its "Golden Bear" brand while giving the logo library a refreshed look heading into the upcoming 2017-18 season.  The refresh marks an extension from the original logo creation in 2004 through a partnership between the division of Communications, Marketing and External Affairs, and Phoenix Design Works, based in Maplewood, N.J. The two partnered once again in 2017 to refresh the university's athletic logos within its existing brand.  Fans will notice the most-visible and well-known logos - the Golden Bear - remain prominent. New primary logos provide altered artwork involving the "Kutztown" and "KU" wordmarks, as well as additional designs.

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